The average salary for an Experienced Legal Secretary with Document Preparation skills is $56,960.
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Job Description for Legal Secretary
Legal secretaries work primarily for lawyers’ offices and courts to perform secretarial duties and provide legal support services to attorneys. They must file materials, such as motions, briefs, memorandums, pleadings, etc. at various court systems in a timely manner, as well as maintain appointments and remind lawyers to see clients. They may need to interview clients, either on the phone or in-person prior to referring them to their lawyers. They are generally tasked with typing and editing pl…Read more
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Popular Skills for Legal Secretary
Filing Court Documents
Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling, Client Interaction, Typing, Drafting Correspondence and Filing Court Documents.
Pay by Experience Level for Legal Secretary
An entry-level Legal Secretary with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,684 based on 121 salaries. An early career Legal Secretary with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,135 based on 840 salaries. A mid-career Legal Secretary with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,477 based on 502 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,372.
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Employees with Legal Secretary in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 41.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (32.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (27.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sacramento, California (1.1% less).
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